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Remember the Fallen: 13 American Service Members Killed in Kabul in 2021

Published: August 26, 2023

On August 26th, 2021, thirteen American service members died in the Abbey Gate suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport, attributed to ISIS-K. Today we remember their heroism and sacrifice for our nation.

Marine Corps Lance Corporal David L. Espinoza
2001 – 2021, Rio Bravo, Texas
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Marine Corps Sergeant Nicole L. Gee
1998 – 2021, Sacramento, California
Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Darin Taylor Hoover
1990 – 2021, Salt Lake City, Utah
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Marine Corps Corporal Hunter Lopez
1999 – 2021, Indio, California
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Army Staff Sergeant Ryan C. Knauss
1998 – 2021, Corryton, Tennessee
Image from 8th Psychological Operations Group
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum
2001 – 2021, Jackson, Wyoming
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Dylan R. Merola
2001 – 2021, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Marine Corps Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo
1996 – 2021, Lawrence, Massachusetts
Image from U.S. Marines
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Kareem M. Nikoui
2001 – 2021, Norco, California
Marine Corps Corporal Humberto A. Sanchez
1998 – 2021, Logansport, Indiana
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared M. Schmitz
2001 – 2021, St. Charles, Missouri
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Navy Hospital Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak
1999 – 2021, Berlin Heights, Ohio
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Marine Corps Corporal Daegan W. Page
1998 – 2021, Omaha, Nebraska
Image from U.S. Marines/Reuters
Rep Stephens


Lifelong resident and supporter of the 20th District, Representative Bradley A. Stephens was sworn in on June 29, 2019.

Stephens concurrently serves as the CEO of one of the most successful municipalities in the nation, Rosemont, Illinois. Prior to becoming mayor, Brad Stephens served the Village of Rosemont as a member of its Board of Trustees for 18 years.